We’ve reached the end of another week gain at Economy Class and Beyond. Time to see what I covered, and what stories have been breaking in the work of travel this week
Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET602
Firstly, I’m sure we are all aware of the news of the loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET602. At this time, we need think of the families of the crews and passengers aboard. As such, engaging in speculation about the loss of the aircraft and those souls aboard only adds confusion and uncertainty at this time.
So please be careful what you share for now, until the verifiable facts become apparent.
ETIAS- It isn’t a visa
- Dear Americans: ETIAS is NOT A VISA – IT’S A TRAVEL AUTHORISATION – The headline says it all really. It might quack like a duck, but there are important differences.
- Qatar Airways new Economy seat. Revolutionary? I think not… – Evolutionary, yes. Revolutionary… I maintain a firm “no” posture.
The Business of Aviation
- Air France, Delta and Virgin Atlantic launches their new codeshare programme – Lots of cross-airline point earning opportunities ahead
- Cathay Pacific eyes up Hong Kong Express – It seems Cathay Pacific is eyeing up LCC HK Express. Enter Cathay Express?
- JAL’s LCC – Welcome ZipAir Tokyo – First Routes Announced! Well, at least they didn’t name it something else. Starting in 2020 with two Boeing 787-8 aircraft
Aircraft Delivery news
- Wizz Air take delivery of their first Airbus A321neo Gee Wizz! The first of 184 A321neo aircraft
British Airways Retrojets
Well – we love the retrojets don’t we? There were two deliveries made of retrojets to British Airways this week
- British Airways take delivery of their BEA Retrojet
- Welcome back Landor! The next British Airways Retrojet arrives
Widebodies and Short Routes – Trip Report
The trip report went into high gear last week (mainly because I had time to finish typing it up, loading the images and making sure the grammar gods are appeased).
- Heathrow Terminal 5 and The British Airways Galleries South
- IB3167 London Heathrow to Madrid – BUSINESS CLASS aboard an A340
- Into Barajas and The Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport
- Airplane Art – Concorde, 50 years since its first flight (Photo Special) – Whilst some thing there is a Queen of the Sky, Concorde remains the true princess.
All being well, I’m aiming to wrap up my Widebodies and Short Routes trip report as I begin to prepare for my next long haul adventure. We’ll also be bringing back the EOS R long term review next week – and some ramping up things as we head towards The Passenger Experience Week in Hamburg.
Until then – safe travels.
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